Category Archives: William Volker Memorial Fountain
Found: April 20, 2014
Located at the south end of Theis Park along Brush Creek facing Volker Boulevard. From this location, you can see the Nelson-Atkins Museum to the north along with two of the shuttlecocks.
The sculpture in the center is of St. Martin of Tours, a patron saint of France, on horseback about to share his coat with the beggar below. Around the saint and the beggar are an angel sitting, a confused faun and a flying angel. The artist who created the sculptures had a sense of humor as the seated angel is wearing a wristwatch and the flying angel is holding its flute backwards.
Behind the fountain is the Brush Creek Waterfall which is currently not running. I am not sure if it is operable or not. I could swear I read somewhere that it is needed repairs. Should it get repairs and/or I find it running, I will remove those pictures from this page and create its own page.